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Chester 3-1 Dover Athletic

Chester came from behind to score three goals and end Dover's faint hopes of reaching the Conference play-offs.

Stefan Payne slotted into the corner from Tom Murphy's knock-down to give the away side a first-half lead.

But Oliver McBurnie equalised after goalkeeper Mitch Walker's mistake and Craig Hobson headed in from John Rooney's cross to make it 2-1.

Rooney tucked in Brad Abbott's pass to complete the scoring and leave Dover eight points short of the play-offs.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 18Abbott
  • 3Roberts
  • 6Charnock
  • 7MahonSubstituted forWinnat 88'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 27Hughes
  • 17McBurnie
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forPeersat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 11Winn
  • 13Viscosi
  • 21Peers
  • 25Touray

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 29Essam
  • 5Raggett
  • 28TaiwoSubstituted forBellamyat 71'minutes
  • 3WynterSubstituted forCoganat 86'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 16Sterling
  • 17Deverdics
  • 7Modeste
  • 14PayneBooked at 45mins
  • 10MurphySubstituted forPooleat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 8Bellamy
  • 11Cogan
  • 18O'Cearuill
  • 31Poole
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
1,645

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamDover
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 1.

Foul by Peter Winn (Chester FC).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Poole (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Matty Hughes (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Peter Winn replaces Craig Mahon because of an injury.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Tom Wynter.

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Craig Hobson because of an injury.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Stefan Payne tries a through ball, but Stefan Payne is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Tom Murphy.

Offside, Chester FC. Oliver McBurnie tries a through ball, but Oliver McBurnie is caught offside.

Foul by Ryan Higgins (Chester FC).

Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Dover Athletic 1. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brad Abbott.

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Solomon Taiwo.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Kieran Charnock (Chester FC).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Dover Athletic 1. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Craig Hobson (Chester FC).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

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